Soaking in sun may reduce stress

The study analysed many meteorological variables such as wind chill, rainfall, solar irradiance, wind speed, temperature and more.

By: IANS | New York | Published:November 5, 2016 1:50 pm
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Soaking up sun may help you to keep level of emotional distress stable, finds a new study. “When it comes to your mental and emotional health, the amount of time between sunrise and sunset is the weather variable that matters most. This applies to the clinical population at large, not just those diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder,” said Mark Beecher, Professor at the Brigham Young University, US.

The study analysed many meteorological variables such as wind chill, rainfall, solar irradiance, wind speed, temperature and more. The weather data could be analysed down to the minute in the exact area where the clients lived.

The study focused on a clinical population instead of a general population and used a mental health treatment outcome measure to examine several aspects of psychological distress, rather than relying on suicide attempts or online diaries.

According to the study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, one thing that was really significant was the amount of time between sunrise and sunset.

“On a rainy day or a more polluted day, people assume that they’d have more distress. But we didn’t see that. We looked at solar irradiance, or the amount of sunlight that actually hits the ground. We tried to take into account cloudy days, rainy days, pollution but they washed out,” Beecher added.

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    Py Suresh
    Nov 7, 2016 at 4:53 am
    Very valuable.
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    ranjini
    Nov 6, 2016 at 7:39 am
    SUN SOak is required for Vitamin D very much REQUIRED for each human.
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    Andy Kadir-Buxton
    Nov 15, 2016 at 6:15 am
    As a teenage school boy I found the ups and downs in mood to be too fast too graph as hormones raged. I had read in a newspaper that hospitals in the UK were painted green because it had been found that this colour relaxed the patients. I thought it would be a great idea to stare at a piece of green paper in order to relax myself, but green cardboard from the stationery shop had no effect. Undeterred, I tried other colours and came upon one which did relax me. I then set about testing the colours of the rainbow in the stationery shop on other people that were stressed and found that everyone has a colour of cardboard that has a soporific affect. The Tension Sheet was born. I soon carried out a test on those with high blood pressure, and found that The Tension Sheet reduced the blood pressure to lower than normal figures in just minutes and recommend that a tension sheet is carried at all times, and that a chill-out room should be painted in the right colour in every tension sufferers home. It is certainly easier to stare at a correctly coloured piece of cardboard or wall for a few minutes than the interference with breathing patterns that most mediation involves. And it has better results. The Tension Sheet was also the first treatment I invented for mental illness and cured several homeless people with it in my school town. Both their own Doctors and local Clergy verified that they were cured. The mechanism for the cure is probably that the brain is relaxed by the Tension Sheet, and thus finds it easier to sleep. Sleep experts say that most mental illness is caused by lack of sleep. It would be wise to paint prison cells and hospital rooms in the various colours of the rainbow, the percentage painted each particular colour depending on that Tension Sheet colour ratio in the general potion, in order to maximise relaxation and feelings of well-being.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;People that have been cured by the Tension Sheet say that the calming influence of it is better than cocaine.
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